Master's Programme Information Systems

Curriculum (2024W)

Master of Science

4 semesters/120 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Relevant bachelor's degree/equivalent and Language Certificates

Faculty of Business and Management

Qualification Level
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7

0612 Database and Network Design and Administration

Study Code
UC 066 926

The curriculum is the basis of a degree programme. A look at the curriculum for the Master's Programme Information Systems will give you a detailed overview of the structure, content, examination regulations and qualification profile of this Master's degree.

The curriculum can clarify several important questions before you start your studies. For example, which criteria have to be fulfilled for enrolment in the Master's Programme Information Systems, how long the programme takes, which modules have to be completed and much more.

The curriculum 2024W currently applies to the Master's Programme Information Systems.

Information on the Curriculum (2024W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
 available at:
Section: Current Curriculum version.


Relevant bachelor's resp. diploma degrees at the University of Innsbruck:

Proof of general university entrance qualification:

The general university entrance qualification for admission to a master's programme must be proven by the completion of a subject-related bachelor's programme, another subject-related programme of at least the same higher education level at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution, or a program defined in the curriculum of the master's programme. To compensate for significant differences in subject matter, supplementary examinations (maximum 30 ECTS credits) may be prescribed, which must be taken by the end of the second semester of the master's programme. The rectorate may determine which of these supplementary examinations are prerequisites for taking examinations provided for in the curriculum of the master's programme.

The following qualitative admission requirements according to § 63a Para 1 Universities Act also apply:

  • In the winter semester 2024/25, a fundamentally revised curriculum for the Master’s programme Information Systems will come into force.
    The Master's programme Information Systemsand all other English-language Master's programmes at the Faculty of Business and Management have been fundamentally revised. The courses now include a more flexible range of (research) topics. One change is that the Master’s programme Information Systemsand all English-language Master's programmes now have as an additional qualitative admission requirement a GMAT with at least 550 points or GMAT Focus with at least 525 points.
    For graduates of the Faculty of Business and Management at the University of Innsbruck, the GMAT is waived for an overall grade between 1.0 and 2.8. This admission requirement holds in addition to the existing requirement of the general university entrance qualification.

Recommended Course Sequence (in progress)

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 4 semesters or 120 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

To avoid study delays, it is recommended that the program be started in the winter term.

20.0 ECTS-Credits: Introduction (1)
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Business Information Systems 
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of Business Information Systems

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Methods in Information Systems
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Business Process Management

10.0 ECTS-Credits: IT Project Management
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module

20.0 ECTS-Credits: Master’s Thesis
5.0 ECTS-Credits: AG Research Colloquium for Master's Thesis
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Conception of the Master's Thesis

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10.0 ECTS-Credits: Current Topics of Information Systems, especially Digital Markets
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Current Topics of Information Systems, especially Digital Organizations
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Current Topics of Information Systems, especially Digital Society
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Operations Management I: IT-supported Production and Supply Chain Planning – Concepts, Methods and Software
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Operations Management II: Applying Methods of Operations Management – Optimization, Simulation and Analytics
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Data Warehouse
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Enterprise Architecture
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Semantic Web and Semantic Systems
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Software Engineering
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Special Topics in International Accounting
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting
    5.0 ECTS-Credits: Corporate Valuation
    5.0 ECTS-Credits: Information Economics
    5.0 ECTS-Credits: Applied Risk Management
    5.0 ECTS-Credits: Current Topics in Banking and Finance
    5.0 ECTS-Credits: Financial Regulation
    5.0 ECTS-Credits: Applied Behavioral Finance
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Ethics in Organizations
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Art, Culture and Expert Organizations
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Gender, Work and Organization
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: HRM and Organization
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Current Issues in Theory and Practice of Organizations
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Organizational Communication and Governance
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Entrepreneurship
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Marketing Performance Management
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Current Topics in Strategy & Marketing
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Creativity & Change Management
    5.0 ECTS-Credits: Human Relation Management (I): Intercultural Human Resource Development
    5.0 ECTS-Credits: Human Relation Management (II); Employment-Oriented Consulting
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Skills

(1) Depending on the bachelor program completed by a student, two of the following mandatory courses totalling 20 ECTS-Credits must be taken: Management Essentials for students with a degree in Computer Science or Computer Science Essentials for students with a degree in Management or Economics. The selection of these two courses is determined by the Director of Studies of the University of Innsbruck.

ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte (Arbeitsbelastung)
Course Sequence

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading  scheme Definition  %-age
 1 EXCELLENT:  Outstanding performance 38.2= 100%
 2  GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors 39.5
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 15.6
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum criteria 6.7
 5 INSUFFICIENT:  Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Location Universitätsstraße 15

Associate Dean of Studies
Dr. Maximilian Schreieck

Dean of Studies
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Mike Peters

Information about the Programme (in German only)

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